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Clan History

Since there is unlikely to be a written history of the clan, it's nonsensical to create something that goes back all the way to the beginning of Time.

I'll do some outlines based on the Modern Age, as listed here.

Ancient stories tell (shamefacedly) how in 1145 ST, the kings of the Westhill followed Finelvanth from Hendriki into Esrolia during Aranda's War. When the Hendriki were expulsed, Finelvanth's followers left the clan and its leadership, leaving the Grandmothers to take over. In punishment, the clan forfeited its lands in Hendrik and moved north into the Skyreach.

Initially settling in the lowlands just north of Arkat's Hold, the Westhill suffered heavily during the Rebellion of the False Imarjan and moved up into the mountains to escape the warfare.

In 1313 ST, Belintar the Pharaoh came to unite the Six Kingdoms and create the Holy Country. The Yoroxling family of the Westhill rejected him and split from the clan, moving north into Sartar across the Death line, where they joined the Colymar Tribe. This was more than 300 years ago, so any connection is tenuous, with inter-clan marriage dying out as a customary thing by 1400.

Around 1505, the Grandmother of the Westhill was also Grandmother of the Emarjela tribe.

From 1603-1605, the Westhill suffered along with most of northern Esrolia from raids by the Grazers, horsemen from the north who sometimes allied with Beast Men. Several widows married in to the clan after losing their lowland husbands in raids.

In 1605 the Westhill Fyrd was called up as part of the Emarjela Fyrd by the Pharaoh to resist the Lunar Empire's attempted invasion at the Building Wall Battle. They were unlucky to be called upon to be central to the defense of the Pharaoh's priests, so suffered when the Wall and its horrible magics which ate friend and foe alike.

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Info Tie-In

Wegalda Calmstorm is a notable ancestor, the last Westhill Grandmother to be Queen of the Emarjela Tribe 150 years ago (around 1505).
from Mike's Clan Families post

Mike: Thanks for mentioning her in your recent "The Westhill Thanes' Tragedy"

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